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We Are Scientists

create rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety. At least, that's what Keith Murray, Chris Cain and Andy Burrows think what they're doing. Overall, the three Brooklynites are a band that masters that mysterious reaction that turns bedsit angst into dancefloor gold. With «Steve Wants His Money» they even have their own mini-series on MTV.

5 favorite bands you know personally

Editors / Bishop Allen / Roland Shanks / Foreign Born / The Double (we're acquaintances, really, but they're amazing)

5 favorite cities

San Francisco, CA / Berkeley, CA / New York, NY / Glasgow, Scotland / Miami, Florida

5 favorite human inventions

the hat rack / the cat leash / my laptop (although not laptops in general) / flow charts / those fake skeletons that hang in biology classrooms

5 favorite instruments

drums / bass / guitar / microKorg / piano

5 favorite months

September / October / November / April / May

5 favorite personal belongings

my Fender Telecaster / my Boss DD6 delay pedal / my father's Guild 1968 acoustic guitar (stolen from him) / a strip of photos taken of my girlfriend in a photobooth in Cleveland, Ohio / my pack of strawberry candies, which will soon be lost to history

5 favorite records
Editors - The Back Room
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Pavement - Brighten The Corners
The Velvet Underground
Bishop Allen

Any live bootleg by him.

5 favorite things to be afraid of

failure / crushing failure / total failure / irredeemable failure / wolves

5 favorite ways to leave your lover

I could never do such a thing. If I did, though, I'd throw a water balloon at her, which sends the right message, I think.

Questions answered by: Keith Murray (lead vocals, guitar)

Justine D

5 favorite bands that hail from New York

Blondie / The Velvet Underground / The Ramones / I guess ...

Howlin' Rain

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame

Phil Mison

a song that reminds you of school
Adam & the Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier

Casual

you are in a depressive mood?
2Pac

White Denim

best concert you ever attended
Mouse On Mars

Chateau Flight

best song by Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg - Ballad of Melody Nelson (LP)

Heavy

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Prince - Tick, Tick, Bang

My Morning Jacket

you take a bubble bath?
Prince - Cream

Turzi

your party anthem
The Maxx - Techno Time

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

you relax on a beach?

No music needed for this. The sound of ...

Pyrolator

5 favorite records
Ida - Heart Like A River

Memory Band

you wake up?
Pharoah Sanders - Golden Lamp

Bosque Brown

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last A Long Time

Kinski

your ultimate heartbreak song
Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix (LP)

Fingerpicked

No. 7
Michael Johnson - Happier Days (Atco, 1973)

Lanoiraude

5 favorite remixes
Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan Remix)

Marit Bergman

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Glen Campbell - Witchita Lineman

Cajun Dance Party

first record you bought
Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket

Hannah Scott

perfect anthem for London
Wallis Bird - To My Bones

The Fray

you play ping-pong?
Rage Against The Machine

Love Inks

the song to be played at your funeral
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem

Soul Mekanik

you are on a football field?
Airto - Celebration Suite

!!!

you play ping-pong?
Kraftwerk - Computer World (LP)

Kid Koala

you are love sick?
Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues

Wooden Birds

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

Joan As Police Woman

you feel like 1972?
Al Green - Simply Beautiful

Cazals

record you were looking for the longest
The Action - I'll Keep Holding On

Peter Broderick

a song that reminds you of school
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Thieves Like Us

the song to be played at your funeral
T. Rex - Life’s A Gas

Junior Boys

your boozed up anthem

I don't really drink. I kinda hate ...

Sven Väth

first record you remember
Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock Around The Clock

Osborne

best concert you ever attended
Prince

Chromatics

a song that reminds your friends of you
T. Rex

Howling Bells

best concert you ever attended
Björk

Eagles Of Death Metal

you run naked through a cornfield?
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemian - What I Am

The Loose Salute

your sunday morning song
John Phillips - April Ann

Clare & The Reasons

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Robert Fletcher & Cole Porter - Don’t Fence Me In

Chikinki

the song to be played at your funeral
The KLF - Justified And Ancient

Syd Matters

you rob a bank?
Sly & The Family Stone - Runnin' Away

Brian Jackson

first record you remember
Clifford Brown with Strings - Yesterdays

Van She

5 favorite numbers

3 / 5 / 8 / 13 / 21

Penguin Prison

a song that reminds you of school
Nirvana - Lithium

Race Horses

best concert you ever attended
Björk

Emmy The Great

your liberation anthem

I’ve never been opressed!

Whitehouse

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You

Sibrydion

No. 9
Swci Boscawen - Couture C’ching

Devendra Banhart

you make love?
Ethiopiques #7

Audie Darling

favorite restaurant?

OK! This is a tie for me! My ...

Colder

No. 1
Gyorgy Ligeti - Lux Aeterna

Jackpot

you sit in the subway?
Chrome - Static Gravity

Gnod

record you were looking for the longest
James Brown - The Payback

CALLmeKAT

favorite street?

I guess it depends on the day too ...

Ruede Hagelstein

5 favorite instruments

Ableton Live / Piano / Rhodes / Gitarre / Saxophon

Duke Special

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Elliott Smith - Needle In The Hay

Natalie Tusia Beridze

what should one eat when in the city?

Strictly Georgian cuisine. Delicious and deadly!

Rumer

perfect anthem for London
The Jam - That's Entertainment

David Rodigan

No. 19
Shabba Ranks - Ting A Ling

Munk

you wake up?
Deutsche Nationalhymne

Ricardo Villalobos

first record you remember
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Max Essa

you come home from the club?
Fleetwood Mac - Brown Eyes

José James

you sit in a plane?

Usually the set from the night before. We ...

Molly Wagger

5 favorite restaurants

The Treehouse / Nandos / Illegal Jacks / Britannia Spice / Chop ...

Camille

you walk in the rain?

«Singing In The Rain» sung by myself.

Tahiti 80

first record you bought
Lipps Inc. - Funky Town

Smudo

you go to a club?

Rare Grooves.

Little Jackie

the song to be played at your funeral

The KWAX 91.1FM symphony.

The Battle Of Land And Sea

first record you bought
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

Oyvind Morken

your guilty pleasure song
Snap! - The Power

Port O'Brien

you sit in a plane?
Mariah Carey - Fantasy

Wall-E

you need to get work done?
MFSB - Let's Clean Up The Ghetto

Cosmin TRG

miss these three things the most about living in a city:

Smoke-filled bar / Smoke-filled basement / Sun rising above the ...

Ingrid Olava

favorite street?

Not in any way our main Street Karl ...

Daniel Wang

a song that reminds your friends of you
Voyage - I Love You Dancer

Bronnt Industries Kapital

perfect anthem for Bristol
NOFX - Kids Of The K-Hole

Stratus

you drive a car late at night?
Cymande - Dove

Hannah Cohen

a song for cat lovers
Tom Jones - What's New Pussy Cat

Brennan Green

you sit in the subway?
Tortoise - Ten-Day Interval

Omar

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine

The Dirtbombs

5 favorite books

Matthew Klam: «Sam The Cat» / William Poundstone: «Big ...

The Emperor Machine

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Jilted John - Jilted John

Whirlwind Heat

best Beatles song
The Beatles - I Am The Walrus

Bonnie «Prince» Billy

first record you bought
Various Artists - Dumb Ditties

Trevor Jackson

you are on a football field?

I never play football.

Telephones

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Erot - Song For Annie

Ame

you run naked through a cornfield?
Jose Feliciano - California Dreamin'

Round Table Knights

you walk the cat walk?
Holy Ghost! - Hold On

Mark Archer

the song to be played at your funeral
Plus One - It's Happenin'

Skull Defekts

take these three DVDs along:

Kenneth Anger’s complete works. Need to get ...

Lloyd Cole

perfect anthem for London
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset

Architeq

you take a bubble bath?
Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath

Crystal Antlers

5 favorite magazines

LA RECORD / Totally Mag / Popular Science / Us Weekly ...

Franz Nicolay

best concert you ever attended
TV Smith

Mélissa Laveaux

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
The Tiny - Everything Is Free

Dillon

you make love?

Regengeräusche. Also sicherlich keine Musik. Meistens hat ...

Interpol

you camp in the desert?
Jane's Addiction - Three Days

Lydia Lunch

you need to get work done?

Don’t listen to music when I work ...

Windsurf

you go to a club?
Broker/Dealer - Afterhours

Marcus Bonfanti

best concert you ever attended
Tom Waits

Martin Rev

you start a riot?
Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street

Kelli Ali

you relax on a beach?
Tim Buckley - Strange Feeling

Still Going

perfect anthem for New York
Still Going - Still Going Theme

The Phantom Band

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon

Horace Andy

you are love sick?

I can’t play a song because I ...

Shine 2009

you jog?
Aaliyah - Back & Forth

Shitdisco

your boozed up anthem
Bobby Orlando - How To Pick Up Girls

Morton Valence

you make love?
Judas Priest - Breaking The Law

Woodpigeon

5 favorite places in Calgary

My House / The Band Rehearsal House / The Calgary ...

Mugwump

you wake up?
Prince - The Future

DJ Nature

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Walter Murphy - Afternoon Of A Faun

Brothers Of End

you take a bubble bath?
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

Pastor

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?

A nice collection of classical music. Brahms, Wagner ...

Senor Coconut

you prepare for an important date?
Antonio Machin - Early Recordings

Leo Zero

the song to be played at your funeral
Labi Siffre - Watch Me

Faust

you meet your parents?
Dario Moreno

Thievery Corporation

you go to a club?
Karminski Expierence - Explorations

Kevin Saunderson


Detroit

Peter Kruder

perfect anthem for Vienna
Falco - Ganz Wien

Brasstronaut

you make love?
Kanye West/Jay-Z - Put On (Remix)

Tony Carrasco

your liberation anthem
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved

Dego

you drive a car late at night?
Kimoko Kasai - Butterfly

Charles Webster

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Walker Brothers - No Regrets

George Duke

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Clarke/Duke Project, Volume 1

Efterklang

first record you bought
Nirvana - Nevermind

Sumner Brothers

5 favorite human inventions

Guitar / Bass / Drums / Piano / Amplification

Travis

you are love sick?
Teenage Fanclub - Your Love Is The Place I Come From

Saint Etienne

you go fishing?
Donovan - Lord Of The Reedy River

Al Kent

perfect song to end a party with
Four Below Zero - My Baby's Got E.S.P.

Alela Diane

first record you remember
Patsy Cline - Walking After Midnight

Bush Tetras

record you were looking for the longest
The Stranglers - Golden Brown

Mechanical Bride

you are at the hairdresser?
Beck - Missing

DJ Nu-Mark

best concert you ever attended
Run DMC; Public Enemy; Beastie Boys

Anna Kashfi

record you were looking for the longest
Jaibi - You Got Me

Richard Hawley

5 favorite things that make you sexy

Beer and ciggies. That’s all.

Editors

you drive into the country?
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday

DJ Touché

No. 3

«The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue» aka ...

Jimi Jamison

your boozed up anthem
Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places

Treefight For Sunlight

your party anthem
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode

Jimi Tenor

5 favorite English words

baby / cunt / blue / money / right

Luca C & Brigante

first record you remember
Harry Belafonte - Matilda

Emma Tricca

you go to a club?
The Eagles - Lyin' Eyes

Trans Am

you fall asleep?
Bastro

The Invisible

5 favorite sport teams

Austrian horse racing team / Nigerian metal detecting team ...

Georg Levin

you cook?
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Live In Me

Richard Norris

5 favorite remixes
Kraftwerk - Tour De France (Francois K Remix)

Pink Skull

your ultimate heartbreak song
R.E.M. - Camera

Chelonis R. Jones

you are on a football field?
The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain

Tiga

you drive a car late at night?
Patrick Cowley

Sebastien Tellier

the song to be played at your funeral

Ska music!

Holger Czukay

you cook?

Ohne Musik schmeckts besser.

Ashley Beedle

you go to a club?
Mikey Dread - Jungle Signal

Trusme

a song that reminds your friends of you
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got

Marissa Nadler

you prepare for an important date?
Black Sabbath

Dani Siciliano

a record you fell in love to
Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado

Orishas

you are love sick?

Well, it’s been a long time since ...

Xiu Xiu

get these three pets:

a pig / an elephant / a manatee

Psychic Ills

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche

Spinto Band

you take a bubble bath?
Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child

Lexx

you destroy a hotel room?
Queens Of The Stone Age - Monsters In The Parasol

Tal Weiss

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Because

Howe Gelb

start to learn these three things:

How to build a violin and bow from ...

Dark Captain Light Captain

5 favorite human inventions

Music / Language / Photography / Aviation / The internet

Ed Harcourt

you play ping-pong?
Prince - Sexy Motherfucker

Rebelski

you are on a football field?
Underworld - Born Slippy

Joakim

you are in a depressive mood?
Scott Walker - It's Raining Today

Good Shoes

you are on the tour bus?
Patrick Wolf - Wind In The Wires

Beverley Knight

you make love?
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend

Ratatat

first record you bought
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's The DJ, I'm The...

James Yorkston

a song you would use as a ring-tone

A different generation, I’m afraid. 

We Are Scientists

5 favorite things to be afraid of

failure / crushing failure / total failure / irredeemable failure / wolves

Polly Scattergood

take these three CDs/records with you:
Joni Mitchell - Blue

Tiago

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Bitchin Bajas - Fresh Hair

Alan Oldham

No. 1
Jack Kirby comics from the '60s and '70s

Heidi Happy

you sit in a plane?

Wenn ich wüsste, wie der Song heisst ...

David Morales

you dig for old records?
The Trammps - Hooked For Life

Matthew Dear

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

Hugh Herrera

perfect anthem for San Diego
Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer

Lisbee Stainton

best soundtrack ever
Yann Tiersen - Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain

Moving Units

you destroy a hotel room?

A hotel room is a temporary sanctuary. I ...

Afrika Bambaataa

you play a game of chess?

Nothing. I have to concentrate on the game.

Baikonour

perfect anthem for Brighton
The Who - The Kids Are Alright

Sóley

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

Motor City Drum Ensemble

a song that reminds you of school
Nas - Halftime

M.A.N.D.Y.

you relax on a beach?

The Studio One Compilation on Soul Jazz Records.

Mark Richardson

you are love sick?
U2 - One

New Young Pony Club

you run naked through a cornfield?
Broadcast

Ian Hart

a record you fell in love to
Love - Forever Changes

Gravenhurst

you drive a car late at night?
Mastodon - Colony Of Birchmen

Metronomy

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Jurassic 5

Rainer Trüby

a song that reminds you of school
Marillion - Kayleigh

Magic Arm

you take a bubble bath?
Yann Tiersen

Funkmasters

your ultimate heartbreak song
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me B...

Swahili Blonde

your sunday morning song
The Kinks - Sitting By The Riverside

Alter Ego

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Neonlicht

Caron Wheeler

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt

Matthew Herbert

take these three CDs/records with you:
Wham! - Last Christmas

Justus Köhncke

a record you fell in love to
Workshop - Talent

Bing Ji Ling

first record you remember
Simon & Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin...

Ost & Kjex

you ride a bicycle?
Mouse On Mars - Kanu

Tridact

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Plone - On My Bus

Yellowman

a song that reminds your friends of you
Yellowman - Galong Galong Galong

Kris Menace

you make breakfast?
Romanthony - The Wanderer

Max Romeo

you wake up?
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Future Beat Alliance

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Another Fine Day - Salvage

KT Tunstall

you prepare for an important date?
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

Prefuse 73

the song to be played at your funeral
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Rich Medina

a song that reminds your friends of you
Biz Markie - My Man Rich

Jesse Lenat

you feel like 1972?
Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes

Valery Gore

you rob a bank?
Good Friday - Why?

Chris Coco

you are in a depressive mood?
Lambchop - Up With People

Kasper Bjorke

your guilty pleasure song
Backstreet Boys - Incomplete

Beautiful Swimmers

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Don Cherry - Brown Rice

Bjorn Torske

5 favorite records
KLF - Chill Out

Dominique Leone

take these three books along:

«Gödel, Escher, Bach» by Douglas Hofstadter / «A ...

Trentemoller

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck

Manuel Goettsching

5 favorite records
Julee Cruise - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears

Bloc Party

you go to a club?
The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection

The Priscillas

best concert you ever attended
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Wordsworth

your party anthem
Audio Two -Top Billin'

Nick Chacona

best soundtrack ever
Rockers

Telepopmusik

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Telepopmusik - Genetic World

J Rawls

5 favorite sneakers

Air Force Ones / New Balance / Adidas / Puma / Timberlands

Mungolian Jetset

you prepare for an important date?
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin

Cypress Hill

first record you remember
Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys

Prince Language

you take a bubble bath?
Brian Eno - Spider And I

El-P

a song that reminds you of school
Pink Floyd - The Wall

Sons And Daughters

you ride a bicycle?
Queen - Bicycle Race

Heidi

you wake up?
Smog

My Bee's Garden

perfect anthem for Paris
Sebastien Tellier - Roche

Nocturnes

perfect anthem for Los Angeles
The 1921A - Broken Hinges

The Revenge

perfect anthem for Glasgow
The Blue Nile - Tinsel Town In The Rain

Bomb The Bass

first record you remember
The Wombles Theme song

John Foxx

first record you remember
Doris Day - Whip crack-away

Drugstore

you are stoned?

Stopped wanting to get stoned that day I ...

Lovefingers

a record you fell in love to
Chapterhouse - Whirlpool

Jacob Golden

best concert you ever attended
Radiohead

Headman

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

Erik Truffaz

you play lego?
James Brown

Dennis Kane

your party anthem
James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose

Michael Reinboth

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees

Jay Jay Johanson

you wake up?
Brian Eno - The Pearl

Morningwood

you drive a car late at night?
Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film)

Marc Romboy

you sit in a plane?

Ich haue mir immer alle Demos und Promos ...

Vetiver

a song that reminds you of school
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Rod Thomas

your boozed up anthem
Elastica - Connection

Sam Amidon

you stay in bed?
Martin Hayes - Martin Hayes

Au Revoir Simone

you are love sick?
10cc - I'm Not In Love

Anne Clark

you destroy a hotel room?
Altered St8s Of Consciousness - Eye Of The Storm

Jean-Michel Jarre

a song that reminds you of school
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

Pearly Gates

first record you remember
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World

Kon & Amir

you play lego?
Sade - Smooth Operator

Alaska In Winter

5 favorite ways to leave your lover

sad / starving / jail / hey, wake up, we’re ...

Mavis Staples

your party anthem
Aretha Franklin - Respect

Daddy-O

your ultimate heartbreak song
Al Green - For The Good Times

Paul Frick

you sit by the river?
Horror Inc. - Dans La Nuit

Karl Bartos

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Musik, die mich wirklich ärgert und stört ...

Padded Cell

you make love?
Yasuko Agawa - LA Nights

The Soulsavers

the song to be played at your funeral
Lou Reed - Perfect Day

Leon Ware

your boozed up anthem
Marvin Gaye - After The Dance

Chaz Jankel

5 favorite TV shows

Anything enlightening. I hate game shows and big ...

Apiento

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. 1

Aaron Wright

perfect anthem for Edinburgh
The Proclaimers - Sunshine On Leith

Renegade Soundwave

best The Clash song
The Clash - Garageland

Mediengruppe Telekommander

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Mediengruppe Telekommander - Panzer

Jill Jones

you run naked through a cornfield?
Cocteau Twins - How To Bring A Blush To The Snow

Broken Social Scene

start to learn these three things:

play cello / use pro tools / carpentry

DJ Hell

you drive a car late at night?

Demo and Promo CDs.

Quiet Village

you go to a club?
Faze Action - Spark

The Morning Benders

best concert you ever attended
Radiohead

Mr Scruff

you sit in a plane?
Silver Convention - Fly Robin Fly

Sharon van Etten

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Ronnie Spector - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memor...

Hatcham Social

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Smiths - Hand In Glove

The Hidden Cameras

your liberation anthem
Huggy Bear - Her Jazz

Frank Black

learn these three songs by heart:
Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninow

Boozoo Bajou

No. 9
Tony Joe White - Black & White

Andy Gill

first record you bought
The Beatles - She Loves You

Like A Stuntman

5 favorite records
DJ Koze - Kosi Comes Around

Nicole Willis

start to learn these three things:

swim / play tumpet / play soprano sax 

Mirror Mirror

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Julee Cruise - Falling

Alexander Robotnick

you relax on a beach?
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me

Irvine Welsh

a song that inspires you
Iggy Pop - I'm Bored

Fabrizio Mammarella

a record you fell in love to
Arthur Russell - You And Me Both

Woolfy

your boozed up anthem
Chicago - I'm A Man

Bettye Lavette

best Billie Holiday song
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

DJ Mehdi

you sit in a plane?
Nina Simone

Marius Circus

your ultimate heartbreak song

At the times I've been there (which ...

Dan Michaelson

best soundtrack ever
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

Yacht

No. 7
Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack

John Klemmer

you eat a cucumber?

I don’t eat cucumbers. There are more ...

Horse Meat Disco

start to learn these three things:

Arabic, Semiotics and Surgery!

The Rayographs

your party anthem
Village People - Y.M.C.A.

Linda Lewis

a song that reminds you of school
The Mamas & The Papas - Monday Monday

Oneida

you relax on a beach?

No music on the beach. Just waves please.

Tim Mälzer

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Sam Brown - Stop

The Shortwave Set

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Shortwave Set - Is It Any Wonder

James Pants

your sunday morning song
Allan Holdsworth - Mac Man

Ian Pooley

you meet your parents?
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

Ray Mang

you take a bubble bath?
Gatto Fritto - Bursting The Bubble

Cage The Elephant

5 favorite things about Bowling Green

Tidballs Bar and Music Venue / Old Lovers Lane ...

The Late Greats

you wake up?
Wire - Practice Makes Perfect

Kalabrese

first record you remember
The Doors

Plum

favorite band hailing from the city?

«Christ.». Written like that with the full stop ...

Tha 4orce

you come home from the club?
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam - I Wonder If I Take You Home

Sarah Jaffe

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago

Coldplay

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York

Dennis Bovell

you work in the garden?
Dennis Brown - Little Green Apples

The Chap

5 favorite instruments

piccolo snare / the bass / singing saw / organ (any ...

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Flying

Shakespeares Sister

you ride a bicycle?
Melanie - Brand New Key

Robin Saville

you drive a car late at night?
Burial - Broken Home

Lucky Luke

first record you bought
Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming

Jakob der Lügner

you go to a club?
Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team Theme (Remix)

Leroy Burgess

your ultimate heartbreak song
Thomas Dolby - Budapest By Blimp

Explosions In The Sky

you drive into the country?
Arvo Paert - Fratres

Lindstrom

you drive a car late at night?
Flash & The Pan - Waiting For A Train

Doe Paoro

your liberation anthem
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No (I Got Life)

Theo Parrish

you make love?

A skipping record. When the record goes off ...

Neon Heights

you ride a bicycle?
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - From South Africa To ...

2raumwohnung

take these three CDs/records with you:
Chet Baker

Monday Michiru

you meet your parents?
Charlie Mariano - Long Yellow Road

Gossip

you work in the garden?
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up

Luke Solomon

5 favorite remixes
Isolee - Beau Mot Plage (Freeform Reform Edit)

VV Brown

you need to get work done?

Silence. I sometimes like silence to think.

Fujiya & Miyagi

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Monks - I Hate You

Young Knives

your sunday morning song
Elvis Costello - Indoor Fireworks

Miss Platnum

you want to disturb your neighbours?

Die nerven mich immer mit ihrem Reggae-Sound. Daher ...

Zwicker

you play ping-pong?
Zwicker - Ping Pong Muses

Ilya Santana

you surf the internet?

Edits by Rayko. He has a lot and ...

Mario Basanov & Vidis

you jog?
The Salsoul Orchestra - Runaway

Ada

5 favorite records
Jamie Lidell - Multiply

James Holden

a record you fell in love to
Lamb - Gorecki

Parlour

the song to be played at your funeral
Hot Chocolate - Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadill...

Nedry

first record you remember
Michael Jackson - Bad

Sandro Perri

you walk through a dark forest?
Wyrd Visions - Bog Lord

Dollboy

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Robert Wyatt - Free Will And Testament

Jesh

No. 1
Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell

Mark E.

you meet your parents?

Smooth FM. They Love it, I love it.

Mugison

5 favorite personal victories

finishing an album that I am really proud ...

Kathy Zimmer

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Beach Boys - Caroline, No

Bottin

your ultimate heartbreak song
Lucio Battisti - Io Vorrei... Non Vorrei... Ma Se Vuoi

Zohra

you run naked through a cornfield?
Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl

Magic Mike

your boozed up anthem
DMX - Ruff Ryder Anthem

Karl Culley

your ultimate heartbreak song
KD Lang - Haint It Funny

Yuck

you are window shopping?
Sparklehorse - Home Coming Queen

Hot Chip

you come home from the club?
702 - You Don't Know

Adonis

a record you fell in love to
Confunkshun - Straight From The Heart

Air

the song to be played at your funeral
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Erobique

you sit in a plane?

Meist irgenetwas Arabisches auf voller Lautstärke. 

Newton Faulkner

No. 10
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

White Hinterland

a record you fell in love to
Talking Heads - Fear Of Music

Moonboots

a song that reminds your friends of you
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle

Cosmo

5 favorite animals

Monkeys / Dogs / Cats / Giraffes / Gorillas

Division Of Laura Lee

you run naked through a cornfield?
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Zorba The Greek

Ben Watt

you sit in the subway?
Can - Moonshake

The Good Natured

get these three pets:

A talking parrot to minimise lonliness, and two ...

When Saints Go Machine

you work in the garden?

Don't have one. And I have never ...

Riccio

which song fits the city the best?
Lucio Dalla - Piazza Grande

Modeselektor

5 favorite magazines

In Touch / In Style / Gala / TV Spielfilm / Bauwelt

In Flagranti

you go to a club?

If there is a lot of girls in ...

Azari & III

you come home from the club?

S: Silence.

Datarock

you wake up?
Talking Heads - Don’t Worry About The Government

Kid Loco

you prepare for an important date?
Dr. Alimentado - The Best Dressed Chicken In Town

ESG

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Blak Jak - Ball Out ($500)

Kaos

you take part in a peace rally?
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Give Peace A Chance

Alexandra Hope

you come home from the club?
John Cale - Big White Cloud

Jazzanova

you smuggle diamonds?
Serge Gainsbourg - Melody

Lhasa

first record you bought
Donovan - A Gift From A Flower To A Garden

Meret Becker

best video clip you ever saw
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Stefan Goldmann

you go to a club?
Jeff Mills - Growth

Minotaur Shock

you are love sick?
Dusty Springfield

Sophie Madeleine

5 favorite personal victories

Recording and releasing my debut album «Love.Life ...

Tanya Stephens

you camp in the desert?
TLC - Waterfalls

Pepe Bradock

the song to be played at your funeral
Andre Bourvil - Mon Frère d'Angleterre

Yoyoyo Acapulco

you wash your hair?
Sir Machete - Sympathy

The Bangles

you work in the garden?
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends

Todd Terje

perfect anthem for Oslo

Oh My God, What A Boring City Oslo ...

Matmos

you take a bubble bath?
The Norman Luboff Choir - But Beautiful

Sandi Thom

you camp in the desert?
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust

Tindersticks

a song that reminds you of school
Gustav Holst - The Planets

Nicky Siano

the song to be played at your funeral
The Spinners - It's A Shame

Belle & Sebastian

you sit in the subway?

Not a song, more often a football or ...

Ilija Rudman

first record you remember
Engelbert Humperdinck - Spanish Eyes

Glass Candy

first record you bought
Bryan Adams - Reckless

Dollskabeat

you are love sick?
ESG - Erase You

Birdy Nam Nam

you are love sick?
Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat

Barbara Carlotti

you sit in the subway?
Suicide - Super Subway Comedian

Defend Moscow

your liberation anthem
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

Cornelius

you prepare for an important date?
Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden - Structure

The Golden Filter

you walk in the rain?
Sigur Rós - Hoppípolla

Kurt Maloo

you walk through a dark forest?
Björk

John Daly

take these three books along:

Samuel Beckett: «Collected Short Plays». Pure genius. Refined ...

Bill Brewster

you are on the tour bus?
Simple Minds - I Travel

Living Things

No. 5
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Lotte Kestner

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

Unconventional Science

perfect anthem for Los Angeles
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Ye Ye De Smell

GusGus

you make love?
PPPönk - Ultra Dance

Morpheus

you relax on a beach?
Schultz - Beach Baby

Midlake

first record you remember
Chuck Berry

Suzanne Vega

a song that reminds your friends of you
Everything But The Girl - Missing

Kathryn Williams

you make love?

Silence... for concentration!

Soft Rocks

you wake up?
New Age Steppers - Some Love

Large Professor

No. 5
Fresh 3 M.C.’s - Have Your Heart

Circlesquare

you had enough of this world?
Slowdive - Blue Skied And Clear

Invisible Conga People

you go to a club?
Flying Rhythms - Doragon Balls

Peter, Bjorn & John

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
Steve Reich - Music For A Large Ensemble

Nils Frahm

you walk through a dark forest?
Murcof - Remembranza

Soul Clap

a song that reminds you of school
Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa

Anja Schneider

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Computerliebe

C. Gibbs

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Elliott Smith

Lo Fat Orchestra

a song you would use as a ring-tone

Natürlich den aktuellen Top Hit aus den ...

Sondre Lerche

you go to a club?
Justin Timberlake - Seniorita

Chris Carrier

you drive a car late at night?

Flickering Vehicle Lights’ beats. Could be a nice ...

Minus 8

you take a bubble bath?
Lalo Schifrin - Jaws

Pilooski

your ultimate heartbreak song
Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23

Wooden Shjips

you prepare for an important date?
Los Mockers - What A Life

The Earlies

the song to be played at your funeral
Danzig - Tired Of Being Alive

DJ Vadim

you go to a soundsystem?
Roots Manuva - Witness The Fitness

Kissogram

you play a game of chess?
David Bowie - Move On

King Britt

you go to a club?

I can’t answer that ... I hate clubs ...

We Are Wolves

take these three CDs/records with you:
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Bit-tuner

learn these three songs by heart:
David Hasselhoff - Looking For Freedom

Dwele

first record you bought
A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory

Empire Of The Sun

you relax on a beach?
Neil Young - Southern Man

Malachai

you walk through a dark forest?
The Wurzels - I Am A Cider Drinker

Angel Deradoorian

best soundtrack ever
Alain Goraguer - La Planète Sauvage

The Project Club

you wash your hair?
Paul Anka - Mr. Brightside

DJ Kent

you take a bubble bath?
Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?

Karolina Stenstöm

favorite street?

Kristianstadsgatan. Because it leads you to «Debaser», to ...

Manuel Tur

first record you bought
Alex Gopher - Party People

Black Devil Disco Club

you jog?

In my dreams, listening to the anthem from ...

Fol Chen

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

Max Tundra

you prepare for an important date?
Basti - Man At C.I.A.

Droog

you wash the windows of a skyscraper?
David Lee Roth - Just Like Paradise

Micah P. Hinson

perfect anthem for Abilene
The Friends Of Dean Martinez - All The Pretty Horses

US3

a song that reminds you of school
Alice Cooper - School's Out

Shawn Lee

a song you wish you'd written yourself
10cc - I'm Not In Love

Comanechi

you are stoned?
Sonic Youth - My Friend Goo

The Diaphanoids

you need to get work done?
David Bowie

Chris & Cosey

a record you fell in love to
ABBA - Dancing Queen

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

5 favorite instruments

Klavier, Cello, Querflöte, Stimme, Nyckelharfe.

The Juan MacLean

5 favorite records
Sonic Youth - Evol

Bodies Of Water

a song you would send over the ocean
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis Et Chloé - Part 2: Même Mouveme...

Erol Alkan

you are in a depressive mood?
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible

Scout Niblett

first record you remember
Rod Stewart

The Miserable Rich

you prepare for an important date?
Broken Social Scene - Stars And Sons

Gemma Ray

you run naked through a cornfield?
Nirvana - Rape Me

Kool & The Gang

you meet your parents?
The Isley Brothers - Ohio; The Supremes - Where Did Our...

Terry Lynn

best day of the week in the city?

Friday’s – week done, people are paid, everything ...

Justice

5 favorite instruments

Rickenbacker 4001 Bass / Gretsch Drums / Roland Juno 106 ...

Ora Cogan

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Scooter - One (Always Hardcore)

Melanie C

5 favorite human inventions

Phone / TV / Car / Aeroplane / iPod

Kool Keith

perfect anthem for New York
Maze feat Frankie Beverly - Before I Let Go

Little Dragon

5 favorite personal tragedies

The sequal to «The Never Ending Story» / The ...

Gwyneth Herbert

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Edith Piaf - Le Chasseur de l'Hotel

Gary Numan

your sunday morning song
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?

Coyote

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Sabres Of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall

Barn Owl

your guilty pleasure song
ASAP Rocky - Peso

Art Brut

a record you fell in love to
Helen Love - Does Your Heart Go Boom?

Glen Johnson

your favorite sing-a-long tune
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys

Chrome Hoof

you walk in the rain?
Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love

Odawas

your party anthem
Various Artists - The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blue...

Panico

learn these three songs by heart:
The Cure - Play For Today

Boom Bip

you sit in the subway?
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians

Bebel Gilberto

a record you fell in love to
Bebel Gilberto - All In One

Jimmy Edgar

a record you fell in love to
Kraftwerk - Man Machine

David Pajo

subscribe to these three newspapers / magazines:

Barely Legal / Hustler / Penthouse forum

Higamos Hogamos

you prepare for an important date?
The Stooges - Loose

Alva Noto

you work in the garden?
Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsuginepu To Ittemita

Lail Arad

you sit by a camp fire?
Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason To Stay Here

A Fine Frenzy

5 favorite personal tragedies

I think if a tragedy is indeed a ...

Jacques Renault

No. 8
Brian Eno - St Elmo’s Fire

Radio 4

your liberation anthem
Blur - Girls And Boys

David Holmes

you are in a depressive mood?
The Beach Boys

Fiona Daniel

you sit in the subway?

Mein iPod ist gerade kaputt. Aber ich habe ...

Bill Adler

first record you bought
The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Whomadewho

you drive a car late at night?
Robag Wruhme & Wighnomy Bros

A Touch Of Class

you take a bubble bath?
Dick Dale

Studio

record you were looking for the longest
Trio Balkana - La La Land

Lucky Soul

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Chic - I Want Your Love

Toby Tobias

the song to be played at your funeral
Prefab Sprout - Cars & Girls

Pacifika

you go to a club?

Lots of beats, baby, beats!

Constance Amiot

your boozed up anthem
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women

Mouse On Mars

take these three books along:

Martin Handford: «Wo Ist Walter» / Tom Baccei & Cheri ...

Simone White

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Cat Stevens - Trouble

Peanut Butter Wolf

you go to a club?
Baron Zen - The Night In Jail

Wolfmother

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Metallica - One

Final Fantasy

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Jann Arden

Tracey Thorn

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Sting

Loane

your boozed up anthem
Bee Gees - Living Together

Dinky

5 favorite remixes
Depeche Mode - The Sinner In Me (Ricardo Villalobos Con...

Lone Wolf

first record you remember
Paul McCartney - All The Best

Holy Ghost!

you make love?

A: Is that the same as having sex?

Phenomenal Handclap Band

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Lulu Santos - Hey Hey, My My

These New Puritans

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Björk - Vespertine

AM

No. 10
Van Halen - Fair Warning

Ewan Pearson

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Ewan MacColl - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Candi Staton

the song to be played at your funeral
Candi Staton - Your Face Will Be The First Face I Want ...

DJ Cherrystones

you prepare for an important date?
Glenn Branca - Lesson No 1

Rocko Schamoni

favorite place to shag?

Mein bestes Erlebnis: im Rinnstein, unter einem Auto ...

Fan Death

your party anthem
Man2Man - Male Stripper

Wally Badarou

the song to be played at your funeral

I'll let it up to my survivors ...

Andreya Triana

your sunday morning song
Bob Marley - Is This Love

Headless Heroes

you sit in the subway?
Tom Waits - Downtown Train

Luke Haines

5 favorite cartoon characters

I don’t watch or read cartoons. I ...

Raul Midon

5 favorite things about New York

the lower eastside / 88 Orchard Street (an urban ...

Social Disco Club

No. 2
Inner Life - Make It Last Forever (Larry Levan 12" Remi...

The Ones

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Amy Winehouse - Just Friends

Cosmo Vitelli

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Jandek

Beppe Loda

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Pink Floyd

Glimpse

you come home from the club?
Rhythm & Sound

Slove

you are window shopping?
Scratch Massive - Take Me There (feat. Jimmy Somerville...

A Mountain Of One

your ultimate heartbreak song
Spiritualized - Broken Heart

Cortney Tidwell

No. 1
The Rollings Stones - Exile On Main Street

Dynamite Deluxe

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

Fanfarlo

best concert you ever attended
The Mummies

Julia Franck

invite these three persons for a weekend:

Davon ausgehend, dass meine Kinder mit auf dieser ...

Defari

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - Visions

Jesper Dahlbäck

where was your first flat?

A small space under a record store.

No Age

you run naked through a cornfield?
Flipper - Life

The Jackets

a song you wish you'd written yourself
AC/DC - Ride On

Seelenluft

a song that inspires you
Johnny Cash - Solitary Man

Pure Reason Revolution

5 favorite places in the world

Home / London / Sydney / Cape Town / Colorado

Terence Bernardo

your sunday morning song
Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk

Zambri

you paint your apartment?
Little Dragon - Feather

Mystery Jets

you destroy a hotel room?
Interpol - Obstacle 1

Wolf People

perfect anthem for London
The Clash - White Man In Hammersmith Palais

Al McKay

you are on the tour bus?
Ronny Jordan

Architecture In Helsinki

a song you would use as a ring-tone
R.Kelly - Trapped In The Closet (Instrumental)

Tim Sweeney

you run naked through a cornfield?
The Who - Baba O'Riley

Olafur Arnalds

your boozed up anthem

I hate anthems. When I’m drunk I ...

Johnossi

best day of the week in the city?

O: Tuesday! Because you need monday to recover ...

Mooner

No. 3
Vangelis - See You Later

Apache Beat

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Malcolm Middleton - Burst Noel

Grizzly Bear

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Orbital - Halcyon +on +on

Steve Mason

perfect anthem for Glasgow
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

James Murphy

you play a game of chess?
Shriekback

Our Broken Garden

you make love?
Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

Charlotte Hatherley

you sit in a plane?
The Mars Volta - Cicatriz

Captain Sensible

get these three pets:

rabbit / dog / chicken

Simple Kid

you feel like 1982?
Prince - Raspberry Beret

Jonathan Wilson

you take a bubble bath?
Bright Eyes - Shell Games

Alex Smoke

you are love sick?
Khonnor - Handwriting

Dave Clarke

you feel like 1982?
British Electric Foundation

Annie

you fall asleep?
Broadcast - Come On Let's Go

Lopazz

you are in the sauna?

In der Sauna ? Ich schwitze nur auf meinem ...

Chromeo

No. 8
Mobb Deep - Quiet Storm

Bob Power

you relax on a beach?

The sound of the waves.

Michael Mayer

record you were looking for the longest
John Carpenter - They Live

First Aid Kit

you run naked through a cornfield?
Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came

N.A.S.A.

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Twilight Zone Theme

A Guy Called Gerald

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
G.L.O.B.E. & The Whizz Kid - Play That Beat Mr DJ.

Everything Everything

a song that reminds you of school
The Beatles - Fixing A Hole

Chuck D

you are in a depressive mood?
Muddy Waters

Ralphi Rosario

first record you remember
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Million Stylez

which person from the city you like the most?

My mother.

Yoav

first record you bought
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Caribou

a record you fell in love to
Lilys - Ginger

Ronny & Renzo

you sit in a plane?
Model 500 - No UFO's

Electric 6

you fall asleep?
Acid Mother's Temple - La Novia

Blow Monkeys

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene

Vashti Bunyan

learn these three songs by heart:
David Crosby - Traction In The Rain

Gary Lucas

record you were looking for the longest
The Buoys - Timothy

Kissey Asplund

your party anthem
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

Black Angels

you relax on a beach?
The Congos

Gilles Peterson

you go to a club?
Roy Davis Jr. - Gabriel

Kinky

you go to a club?
Kanye West - Flashling Lights

Hacienda

a record you fell in love to
Elvis Presley - Loving You

Bobbito Garcia

you read a book?

I can’t hear music when I read ...

Morgan Geist

you meet your parents?

Silence.

Tom Vek

you sit in the subway?
Cable - Ultra Violet

Stephan Remmler

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Across The Universe
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Finger Magazine

Issue 6

Finger Magazine A Bi-Annual Print Publication, 64 pages, 4c, 6000 copies, distributed worldwide

News

Chromatics: Kill For Love

The Chromatics are finally back. After their very promising debut they took some time to come back with an album that finally shows the full potential of what Johnny Jewel & co is capable of. Where «In The City» left off ...

Most recent Interviews

Hannah Cohen

the song to be played at your funeral
Link Wray - Rumble

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Doe Paoro

record you were looking for the longest

These Kora recordings I had bought in Botswana and then lost. Still ...

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Valery Gore

you go to a club?
Lee Fields - Ladies

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Sarah Jaffe

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Too Short - Blow the Whistle

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